Roleset id: spook.01 , scare, Source: , vncls: , framnet: spook.01: SPOOK-V NOTES: Frames file for 'spook' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Verbnet class spook 31.1, no mention of other members. No comparison. I think this is the first "psych verb" we've encountered. (from spook.01-v predicate notes)
Arg0-PAG: cause of fright (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
Arg1-PPT: scared entity (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
Arg2-MNR: instrument, if arg0 is also present
They are still trying to lure back [small investors]-1 spooked *trace*-1 by the 1987 stock-market crash and the market's swings since then.
Arg0: by the 1987 stock-market crash and the market's swings since then
It was not the first time that day I had failed to see the bonefish in the roiled water and spooked them with a blind cast that was off the mark.
Arg2: with a blind cast that was off the mark.
Example: ARG0 and ARG1
What really spooked the crowds along Wall Street , however , was the sudden concern that , whatever the reason , the pool of debt capital is drying up .
Arg1: the crowds along Wall Street